Fallen Springfield police officers honored

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield honored their police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It is part of National Police Week.

Wednesday afternoon at the Springfield Police Headquarters the 16 officers were remembered. Family members of several fallen officers attended.

Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet told 22News it’s not about remembering their names, it’s about remembering the people.

“I remember the people, I remember several of the people that went out on duty that night and didn’t come home.  I know the families. The sacrifices that were made were tremendous for the officers, but especially tremendous for the families who never see their loved ones again,” said Commissioner Fitchet.

Below is a video of the roll call of the fallen police officers:

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Kevin E. Ambrose
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Monday, June 4, 2012
Cause: Gunfire

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Alain J. Beauregard
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Friday, November 15, 1985
Cause: Gunfire

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Michael J. Schiavina
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, November 12, 1985
Cause: Gunfire

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Paul F. Mawaka
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, October 30, 1973
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Richard D. Vigneault
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, April 11, 1973
Cause: Vehicular assault

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer William R. Berte
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Monday, January 8, 1973
Cause: Gunfire

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Walter C. Juskiewicz
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Saturday, June 21, 1969
Cause: Heart attack

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Detective Francis W. Sears
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Monday, September 11, 1967
Cause: Heart attack

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Leo G. Hamel
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Monday, October 31, 1955
Cause: Vehicular assault

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer John W. Connors
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Friday, February 20, 1953
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Raymond T. Moriarty
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Friday, September 20, 1946
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Thomas F. Murphy
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Friday, February 2, 1940
Cause: Train accident

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer John P. Sullivan, Sr.
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Friday, February 2, 1940
Cause: Train accident

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Carl Rolf
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, November 2, 1938
Cause: Gunfire

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Adelbert St. Marie
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Friday, August 31, 1934
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Reserve Officer Daniel J. Donovan
Springfield Police Department
EOW: Tuesday, September 29, 1908
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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